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Rexogamer85 posts since 25 Jan 2018
London London
Not saying I support it at all, but they wonder why people pirate.

Yes, because they don’t want to pay hundreds of pounds every year when they can get it for free.

We know they don’t. He was saying that they (Sky/Now) wonder why, when they can’t even provide 1080p in a year when some stuff (mostly Japanese) supports 8K!
Arqiva, just switch to DVB-T2 already...
Neil Jones5,498 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
Not saying I support it at all, but they wonder why people pirate.

Yes, because they don’t want to pay hundreds of pounds every year when they can get it for free.

We know they don’t. He was saying that they (Sky/Now) wonder why, when they can’t even provide 1080p in a year when some stuff (mostly Japanese) supports 8K!


They probably can provide it, there's just no incentive to at this time (but they want to). Japan does lots of stuff we don't - their trains run to the second, you can set your watch by them (with apologies dished out if they're early or late by seconds) whereas ours are lucky if they turn up at all and all that follows is a half-arsed "apology" on Twitter.

Remember that Now TV is the poor man's Sky to an extent and if it starts gaining funky stuff that makes it look more appealing than the main Sky/SkyQ package, people may decide not to keep paying £25 a month to have a dish on the side of the house. Presumably it costs a fortune with all the infrastructure to upload to Astra as opposed to squirting the output to internet streams.
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Rexogamer85 posts since 25 Jan 2018
London London
Yes, because they don’t want to pay hundreds of pounds every year when they can get it for free.

We know they don’t. He was saying that they (Sky/Now) wonder why, when they can’t even provide 1080p in a year when some stuff (mostly Japanese) supports 8K!


They probably can provide it, there's just no incentive to at this time (but they want to).

Or should I say “don’t”.
Arqiva, just switch to DVB-T2 already...
Jon7,989 posts since 11 Apr 2005
Central (West) Midlands Today
Not saying I support it at all, but they wonder why people pirate.

Yes, because they don’t want to pay hundreds of pounds every year when they can get it for free.

We know they don’t. He was saying that they (Sky/Now) wonder why, when they can’t even provide 1080p in a year when some stuff (mostly Japanese) supports 8K!

I read the post. I was disagreeing the crux of the point.
Neil Jones5,498 posts since 23 Dec 2001
Central (West) Midlands Today
We know they don’t. He was saying that they (Sky/Now) wonder why, when they can’t even provide 1080p in a year when some stuff (mostly Japanese) supports 8K!


They probably can provide it, there's just no incentive to at this time (but they want to).

Or should I say “don’t”.


It's not a "don't", it says on the previous page they are wanting to do it. Presumably there is a technical (or contract?) reason why they can't at this time. I presume most if not all of the NowTV hardware they've pushed out can it and it probably isn't a case of flicking a switch and Bob's Your Uncle.
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London Lite10,691 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London

They probably can provide it, there's just no incentive to at this time (but they want to).

Or should I say “don’t”.


It's not a "don't", it says on the previous page they are wanting to do it. Presumably there is a technical (or contract?) reason why they can't at this time. I presume most if not all of the NowTV hardware they've pushed out can it and it probably isn't a case of flicking a switch and Bob's Your Uncle.


Indeed, if this was just updating the Now TV Roku boxes and sticks, I'm sure it'd be operational by now, but I suspect they want to launch on all of the platforms they're on at the same time.